Consider yourself one of the lucky ones if you don't have broken branches.
Street Tree or park tree suddenly leaning (cracks may appear in the soil if the tree starts to uproot) Large hanging limb over street or sidewalk; Report a Tree Emergency Call Urban Forestry at TREE(available 24/7) Press #1 for Tree Emergency Hotline. Transfers to emergency dispatch if call received after regular business hours.
Tree or large tree branch blocking the street or sidewalk, too large for you to safely move out of the way; Street tree suddenly split (fresh, white sapwood visible in a deep crack in the trunk, or where the main branches attach to the trunk) Street tree or park tree suddenly leaning (cracks may appear in the soil if the tree starts to uproot). Never attempt to prune a tree that has grown into high voltage wires.
The utility companies prune trees under high voltage power lines on a regular schedule. If a tree or tree branch is leaning on a high voltage wire, call your utility company immediately.
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Portland General Electric (PGE); Pacific Power & Light (PP&L) The land between the sidewalk and the street, often called the parking strip or planting strip, is part of the public right-of-way.
However, Portland City Code requires the adjacent property owner or resident to maintain the strip. Before you plant, prune, or remove a tree on this land, you must obtain a permit from the City Forester.
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Program. Portland is committed to improving the city’s air quality, public health, and livability by enhancing and maintaining the health of the urban forest, investing millions of dollars each year planting trees. Services and Information. Things like storm damage, insect infestation, malnutrition, poor soil condition, flooding, old age, and disease can affect the health and safety of a tree. If a tree on your Portland, Oregon property just isn’t looking like it should, it’s important to contact Westcoast Tree Care to have your tree evaluated in case you need a hazardous tree removal service.